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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Hollywood, CA

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Hollywood, CA offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Hollywood, CA

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
 Mobile Storage Containers Hollywood, CA
When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

 Rent Shipping Containers Hollywood, CA


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Hollywood, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Hollywood, CA, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Hollywood, CA. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Best Things To Do This July 4th Weekend In Los Angeles And SoCal: July 1 - 4

You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.Celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and festivals. Learn about the magic of mushrooms at First Fridays. Attend the huge Anime Expo.Friday, July 1: 5 p.m.First Fridays: Mushroom MagicNatural History Museum of Los Angeles County900 Exhibition Blvd., Exposition ParkScience, music, and cocktails inters...

You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and festivals. Learn about the magic of mushrooms at First Fridays. Attend the huge Anime Expo.

Friday, July 1: 5 p.m.

First Fridays: Mushroom MagicNatural History Museum of Los Angeles County900 Exhibition Blvd., Exposition ParkScience, music, and cocktails intersect at NHM’s popular series. The discussions this month center on the theme "Seeds to Psychedelics," examining clinical applications for psilocybin and the benefits that fungi can bring in everyday life. Music by Vegyn and DJ Wyldeflower.COST: $20 (nonmembers); MORE INFO

Friday, July 1: 9:30 p.m.

Abba NightBoardner's 1652 N Cherokee Ave., Hollywood Club Decades presents a night of classic disco featuring a dance party and live concert experience inspired by Studio 54 and the music of the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Blondie, Chic, Grace Jones, Diana Ross, Evelyn Champagne King, Earth Wind & Fire, along with many others. Catch live performances by up-and-coming acts Devon Thompson and Hannah Hughes. 18+.COST: $15 - $20; MORE INFO

Friday, July 1 - Monday, July 4

Anime ExpoLos Angeles Convention Center201 S. Figueroa St., downtown L.A.The largest anime and manga convention in North America returns to showcase Japanese art and culture. The expo features film and TV screenings, workshops, art, gaming, karaoke, a fashion show, comics, cosplay, and live music performances.COST: $50 - $160; MORE INFO

Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 31

Ultra Cinematheque 70: The American Cinematheque’s 70mm FestivalAero Theatre1328 Montana Ave., Santa MonicaAmerican Cinematheque salutes the Golden Age of 70mm filmmaking — from 1955 to 1970 — and features newly struck 70mm prints from Universal. Films include The Master, Malcolm X, Vertigo, Starman, Spartacus, and Howard the Duck. This weekend, catch Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Ron Fricke’s Baraka (1992).COST: $10 - $15; MORE INFO

Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4; 9 p.m.

Cinespia + FireworksHollywood Forever Cemetery6000 Santa Monica Blvd., HollywoodThis weekend’s movie lineup at the iconic Hollywood cemetery will featureThe Fast and the Furious (Saturday), Purple Rain (Sunday), and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Monday). Picnic on the lawn and stick around for the post-show fireworks.COST: $45 / $20 parking; MORE INFO

Saturday, July 2: 6 - 10 p.m.

Jared’s Epic Blaster BattleSoFi Stadium1001 Stadium Dr., InglewoodThe world’s largest Nerf Battle comes to L.A. for the first time, for one night only. Bring your own toy blaster (foam darts) to the family-friendly battle on the SoFi Stadium field, which will be decked out with inflatable obstacle courses.COST: $41.99 admission; MORE INFO

Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4

Steve Martin and Martin Short Hollywood Bowl2301 N. Highland Ave., HollywoodThe Bowl’s annual July 4th fireworks spectacular features comedy and music with Steve Martin and Martin Short, joined by the L.A. Phil.COST: Tickets start at $27; MORE INFO

Sunday, July 2: 3 p.m.

Fight Betty Fight: A Betty Benefit ShowThe Paramount2708 East Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Boyle HeightsThis all-ages benefit show is for guitarist Betty Cisneros of the punk quartet Go Betty Go, who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The evening will feature the music of Go Betty Go, with Two Tens guitarist Adam Bones filling in for Cisneros. Guests include The Dollyrots and Johnny Madcap and The Distractions, with an acoustic set by Linh Le & Jennie Cotterill from Bad Cop/Bad Cop. Hosted byHazyChaos with Emily Valentine. 100% of the proceeds go to Cisneros’s needs and medical expenses.COST: $20; MORE INFO

Sunday, July 3: 7:30 p.m.

4K ComedyThe Virgil4519 Santa Monica Blvd., East HollywoodEnjoy a night of comedy featuring Kurt Metzger, Steph Tolev, Mekki Leeper, Maddie Wiener, Danny Sellers, Jonathan Giles, and Sasha Boggs.COST: $10 - $15; MORE INFO

Sunday, July 4: 3 p.m.

AmericaFestRose Bowl1001 Rose Bowl Dr., PasadenaCelebrate the Fourth with a day of tailgating, a live performance by Drake Milligan, a motorcycle stunt show, and fireworks at 9 p.m.COST: Tickets start at $20 (free admission for children 5 and younger), parking starts at $45 - $55; MORE INFO

Other places to catch fireworks around SoCal:

Monday, July 4: 4 - 9.30 p.m.

4th of July Block PartyGrand Park 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. Attendees can bring picnics (or take advantage of the many food trucks and vendors), groove to the music, and dance the night away. Finish off the evening watching the largest fireworks display in DTLA, which launches from the rooftop of The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Musical performances by Afro Funke’, Ethio Cali, Quitapenas, and others.COST: FREE admission; MORE INFO

Through Monday July 4

Huntington Beach Pier FestivalPacific Coast Hwy. & Main St., Huntington BeachThe family-friendly Fourth of July festivities at the Huntington Beach Pier include the Pier Plaza Festival, a carnival, entertainment, vendors, food trucks, the Surf City 5K, a beer and wine garden, and stellar views of the fireworks show.COST: FREE admission; MORE INFO

Through Monday, July 4

L.A. Black PrideVarious LocationsThe annual celebration of the Black LGBTQ+ community features a weekend of parties and events taking place at The Chapel at the Abbey, Catch One, Rocco's WeHo, and Neuehouse Hollywood.COST: Several events FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO

Monday, July 4: 10 p.m.

Payday Fest L.A.The Virgil4519 Santa Monica Blvd., East HollywoodEl Prez hosts a night of performances from rising underground rap acts from around the country. The lineup includes: Love, J.Addo, Money Smoove, dvnthony, Tay Da Crown, King Phil, Pastel papi, Bo Moneyy, Kilo Tae, and Profit$, with DJ Deezy on the turntables.COST: FREE - $10; MORE INFO

Outdoors Pick

Lavender Festival at 123 Farm There’s one more month left for the Lavender Festival at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn in Cherry Valley (Riverside County). Walk through winding paths of organic lavender fields, ride in horse-drawn hay wagon tours, sample lavender-inspired dishes, and listen to live music. Before heading home, hit up the marketplace for lavender honey, balsamic vinegar, essential oils, fresh bouquets, plants, and stuffed toys and goods. The festival is closed on Tuesdays. Admission: $6-$12.

Viewing Pick

CatVideoFest 2022The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana screens the best cat videos selected from countless hours of submissions, sourced animations, music videos, and the internet. The CatVideoFest is a communal experience that’s only available in theaters — it raises money for local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters. The CatVideoFest screens at the Frida on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 at 2:30 p.m.

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Legal Fireworks Allowed Near Hollywood: Safe And Sane Cities

Hundreds of California cities are allowing sales of 'safe and sane' fireworks approved by the Fire Marshal. LOS ANGELES, CA — Despite the historic drought and risk of wildfire, there are still hundreds of California cities that allow residents to set off “safe and sane fireworks,” including dozens in Los Angeles County and near Hollywood.For thousands of nonprofits ranging from little league teams to high school booster clubs, the sale of fireworks every summer is a primary source of fundraising in Californi...

Hundreds of California cities are allowing sales of 'safe and sane' fireworks approved by the Fire Marshal.

LOS ANGELES, CA — Despite the historic drought and risk of wildfire, there are still hundreds of California cities that allow residents to set off “safe and sane fireworks,” including dozens in Los Angeles County and near Hollywood.

For thousands of nonprofits ranging from little league teams to high school booster clubs, the sale of fireworks every summer is a primary source of fundraising in California. But in sweltering summertime California, a single stray spark can trigger a massive wildfire. The National Fire Protection Association recently reported that fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year.

In California, 296 communities allow fireworks authorized by the State Fire Marshal, known colloquially as “safe and sane fireworks.” In those cities local nonprofits will sell the fireworks from June 28 until July 6, though some cities may limit that to shorter time windows.

Individual cities have different rules when it comes to fireworks legality. In Los Angeles County, the following cities have "safe and sane" fireworks allowed:

“Safe and sane” fireworks are usually benign sparklers, but generally they are more defined by what they’re not than what they are. They are any type that the Fire Marshal does not categorize as “dangerous,” and all display an official Fire Marshal seal of approval. To be ruled “safe and sane,” fireworks:

Illegal fireworks include skyrockets, bottle rockets, aerial missiles and spinners, Roman candles, aerial shells, firecrackers and more.

Across California, penalties for selling, possessing or transporting illegal fireworks that do not carry the official seal can be as high as $50,000 and include up to a year in jail, according to Daniel Berlant, Cal Fire’s Deputy Director of Community Wildlife Preparedness and Mitigation. Many California cities are slapping several thousand-dollar misdemeanor citations to anyone possessing even state-approved fireworks.

Most of California’s major cities ban fireworks, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, all of San Diego County, all of San Mateo County, and San Jose. Somewhat surprisingly, approved fireworks are permitted in Sacramento.

While many more California cities ban all fireworks, there are still several that permit them. See here for the latest list of cities that sell them.

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July 4 fireworks displays 2022: Where to watch in L.A., Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino counties

Looking for a place to watch fireworks this Fourth of July? There are dozens of displays planned across Southern California, including many free events.Find a list of July 4 fireworks events in your county by scrolling down or clicking the following:Los Angeles CountyInformation provided by the Los Angeles Fire Department. (The list will be updated later We...

Looking for a place to watch fireworks this Fourth of July? There are dozens of displays planned across Southern California, including many free events.

Find a list of July 4 fireworks events in your county by scrolling down or clicking the following:

Los Angeles County

Information provided by the Los Angeles Fire Department. (The list will be updated later Wednesday with other locations in L.A. County once the Fire Department releases the full list .)

Grand Park: 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles 90012

Dodger Stadium: 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles 90026

Rose Bowl in Pasadena: Annual AmericaFest Celebration at 1001 Rose Bowl Dr.

Pacific Palisades: Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St. Pacific Palisades 90272

Hollywood Forever Cemetery : 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood 90038 (July 2, 3, 4)

Hollywood Bowl: 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood 90068 (July 2, 3, 4)

Universal Studios Hollywood: Universal Plaza in the upper lot (July 2, 3, 4)

Bob Blumenfield’s 4th of July Extravaganza: 5800 Topanga Blvd., Woodland Hills 91367

Six Flags Magic Mountain: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia (July 2, 3, 4). Best viewing areas are Full Throttle Plaza and Main Gate Plaza.

Long Beach waterfront: Queensway Bay. Prime viewing points at Lions Lighthouse for Sight, Shoreline Village, Rainbow Harbor, and Marina Green.

Glendale: Jewel City Sparkles Fireworks Show in downtown near Harvard Street and Brand Boulevard

Calabasas: Calabasas High School Football Field at 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.

Monrovia: Library Park, 321 South Myrtle Ave.

Beach Club: 14730 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica 90402

Bel Air Bay Club (Barge): 16800 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades 90272

Hillcrest Country Club: 10000 W Pico Blvd, Pico-Robertson 90064

Brentwood Country Club: 590 S Burlingame Ave, Brentwood 90049

Hansen Dam 4th of July Festival: 11658 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace 91342

Lakeside Country Club: 4500 Lakeside Dr., Toluca Lake 91505

Orange County

Aliso Viejo: Grand Park Aliso Viejo Community Association at 26703 Aliso Creek Road

Buena Park: Knott’s Berry Farm at 8039 Beach Boulevard (July 2,3, 4)

Cypress: Cypress College (July 1)

Dana Point: Dana Point Harbor Drive

Emerald Bay: Monument Point at Heisler Park

Irvine: Woodbridge Village Association at 31 Creek Road

Ladera Ranch: Founder’s Park at 28275 Avendale Boulevard

Laguna Hills: Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex at 25555 Alicia Parkway

Los Alamitos: Los Alamitos Joint Forces Base

Mission Viejo: Lake Mission Viejo

Rancho Santa Margarita: Lago Rancho Santa Margarita Beach Club at 21472 Avenida de los Fundadores

San Clemente: San Clemente Pier

San Juan Capistrano: San Juan Sports Park at 25925 Camino del Avion

Santa Ana: Centennial Park at 3000 West Edinger Avenue

Tustin: Tustin High School at 1171 El Camino Real

Yorba Linda: Yorba Linda Middle School at 4777 Casa Loma Avenue

Monarch Beach Resort

Riverside County

Coachella: Bagdouma Park (July 1)

Desert Hot Springs: Mission Springs Park at 14510 Palm Drive (July 2)

Moreno Valley: Fourth of July Celebration at Civic Center Amphitheater at 114075 Frederick Street (July 4)

Lake Elsinore: July 4 Party in the Park at Summerly Park at 18505 Malaga Road (July 4)

Temecula: Family Fest and Fireworks at Ronald Reagan Sports Park at 30875 Rancho Vista Road (July 4)

Banning: Nicolet Middle School Stadium (July 4)

Beaumont: 4th of July Freedom Festival and Fireworks at Stewart Park on 985 Maple Avenue (July 4)

Rancho Mirage: Fireworks Spectacular at Agua Caliente on 32250 Bob Hope Drive (July 4)

Palm Desert: Fireworks Independence Day Fest at Civic Center Park (July 4)

Temecula: Pechanga Resort and Casino at 45000 Pechanga Parkway (July 4)

Jurupa Valley: Vernola Park at Wineville Avenue (July 3)

Corona: Santana Regional Park at 598 Santana Way (July 4)

San Bernardino County

Information provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department

Lake Gregory: Lake Gregory Drive, Crestline, 92325 (June 29)

Lake Arrowhead: Lake Arrowhead Village 28200 CA-189 (July 3)

Lucerne Valley: Independence Day Celebration 2022 (July 4)

Twentynine Palms: Knott’s Sky Park (July 4)

Upland:at Cable Airport on 1749 W. 13th St. in Upland (July 4)

Fontana: Miller Park Ampitheatre at 17004 Arrow Blvd. Fontana, CA 92335 (July 4)

Yucca Valley: Brehm Park on 56640 Little League Dr Yucca Valley, CA 92284 (July 4)

Newsom signs nation’s most sweeping law to phase out single-use plastics and packaging waste

SACRAMENTO —Striking a blow against a pernicious form of pollution, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Thursday the nation’s most far-reaching restrictions on single-use plastics and packaging.The legislation heads off a November ballot measure that many lawmakers and the plastics industry hoped to avoid, and it puts California at the forefront of national effo...


Striking a blow against a pernicious form of pollution, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Thursday the nation’s most far-reaching restrictions on single-use plastics and packaging.

The legislation heads off a November ballot measure that many lawmakers and the plastics industry hoped to avoid, and it puts California at the forefront of national efforts to eliminate polystyrene and other plastics that litter the environment, degrade into toxic particles and increasingly inhabit human blood, tissue and organs.

Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) had tried for years to get state legislators to tackle the growing plastic pollution crisis but has faced opposition from the plastics industry, some food container manufacturers and environmentalists who believe the law doesn’t go far enough.

“Relief,” was how he described his emotional state after the legislation was signed. “It’s been a long journey.”

The California Senate approved the bill Thursday morning with 29 ayes and zero “nos,” after the Assembly passed it 67 to 2 late Wednesday. Backers in both houses applauded the bill’s historic nature and bipartisan support, as did Newsom.

“Our kids deserve a future free of plastic waste and all its dangerous impacts,” said the governor in a statement. “Everything from clogging our oceans to killing animals — contaminating the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. No more.”

“With this legislation, California continues its tradition of global environmental leadership,” Allen added. The new law, he said, would “grow markets, create incentives for investment, and give tools to other states and countries to help play their part in this fight.”

For the past six months, a team of roughly two dozen negotiators — mostly women — hammered out language designed to reduce plastic, increase recycling and shift the economic burden of waste disposal to plastic producers and packagers. They also sought to find language that would satisfy those producers, as well as waste managers, packaging companies and environmentalists.

As recently as two weeks ago, environmental leaders were divided on amendments to Allen’s bill, with backers of the ballot measure claiming his bill gave away too much to industry. But following more talks and revisions, initiative backers have since come behind the legislation and agreed to drop their ballot plans.

At the Capitol on Thursday, the atmosphere was festive, as environmentalists congregated on the building’s steps with a giant, inflatable turtle. They held signs showing support for the bill, while they danced and shuffled to the Beach Boys’ “Surfin USA.”

The bill requires that by Jan. 1, 2028, at least 30% of plastic items sold, distributed or imported into the state be recyclable. By 2032, that number rises to 65%. It also calls for a 25% reduction in single-use plastic waste by 2032 and provides CalRecycle with the authority to increase that percentage if the amount of plastic in the economy and waste stream grows.

In the case of expanded polystyrene, that number needs to reach 25% by 2025. If the number isn’t hit, the ubiquitous, hard-to-recycle foamy plastic will be banned.

Some 128 California cities already have bans on polystyrene.

“It’s a de facto ban,” said Jay Ziegler with the Nature Conservancy, of the bill’s polystyrene recycling requirement. He added that current recycling rates for polystyrene are in the low single digits, making it improbable that a 25% recycling target could be met in three years.

Plastics waste has become an increasing scourge nationwide as plastics packaging has become ubiquitous in groceries, fast-food outlets and other businesses, and consumers — especially during the pandemic — have embraced take-out items delivered in single-use containers. The resulting waste pollutes marine environments and clogs landfills, in part because of challenges in recycling plastics, including China’s decision to end imports of plastics waste several years ago.

The bill is based on a policy concept known as Extended Producer Responsibility, which shifts the responsibility of waste from consumers, towns and cities to companies manufacturing products with environmental impacts. . It also gives plastics companies extensive oversight and authority in terms of the program’s management, execution and reporting, via a Producer Responsibility Organization, which will be made up of industry representatives.

Among various duties, the group will be responsible for collecting fees from its participating organizations to pay for the program, as well as an annual $500-million fee that will be directed to plastic pollution mitigation fund.

CalRecycle has ultimate authority over the program.

Negotiators, including Heidi Sanborn, founder of the National Stewardship Action Council, said past failures in Extended Producer Responsibility laws influenced how this legislation was written, enabling the authors to identify areas that could be abused or ignored.

In 2010, the state created a similar producer responsibility law mandating carpet recycling. Overseen by the industry, the target was 24% recycling by 2020. Recycling rates decreased after the program was instituted. CalRecycle sued the group for $3.3 million in 2017 for failing to meet its target, and in 2021, they settled for $1.175 million.

In another case that involved California’s Paint Care program, the manufacturers ultimately sued the state and used the funding from the program to cover their litigation costs.

Language in this new plastic bill includes clear dates and consequences for failure, including a $50,000-per-day fine on any company or “entity” not in compliance with the law, as well as directions for how collected fees can and cannot be used.

“We’ve learned from mistakes in the past,” said Sanborn. “This legislation is solid.”

Not everyone is happy.

The American Chemistry Council’s vice president of plastics, Joshua Baca, issued a statement on Wednesday saying that although his organization had worked alongside Allen and the negotiators for months, the final version “is not the optimal legislation to drive California towards a circular economy.”

He said the law’s definition of recycling “needs to be improved and made clearer so new, innovative technologies that keep hard to recycle plastic out of the environment and landfills count in achieving the circularity goals in the legislation.”

Environmental justice groups had expressed concern that the bill left open the opportunity for waste companies to try to recycle plastics by employing polluting methods such as pyrolysis and gasification, which convert plastics into fuel, energy or other forms of plastic.

“The bill, with my committee’s amendments, bans chemical recycling and includes recognition of the protection of disadvantaged and low-income communities,” said Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-North Hollywood). “I would not let the bill out of my committee if I felt that a chemical recycling plant could be built in my community.”

Other critics say the bill doesn’t explicitly single out plastics but includes language that could pull in other materials such as paper, cardboard and glass.

Materials “that are not tossed out as trash should not be treated as solid waste, and the Legislature must act to eliminate any confusion about that,” said Melinda Andrade, executive director of the Assn. of California Recycling Industries.

Kevin Messner, with the Assn. of Home Appliance Manufacturers, voiced a similar concern. He said the language of the bill, which includes all packaging material, will hurt his clients and create a disincentive for them to use non-plastic materials, which are often heavier, bulkier and more expensive.

But environmentalists, including Anja Brandon with the Ocean Conservancy, said the bill takes an important step toward ensuring all single-use items are recycled.

“We have set up the system so that everyone who creates single use packaging pays, but they pay at a different rate,” she said. “We’re investing in building a recycling infrastructure and getting away from extractive practices that focus on virgin material.”

Nick Lapis of Californians Against Waste said that passage of the bill sets the bar for the rest of the nation. But for it to be successful “it will be incumbent on us and the regulators to keep industry’s feet to the fire,” he said. “We absolutely cannot claim a victory and walk away.”

Lawmakers agreed, with one saying it should have come earlier.

“It’s incomprehensible the level of plastic pollution across the globe and how it’s affecting our water waste and air. ... I just hope we’re not too late, " said Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

Rust reported from Menlo Park and Sosa from Sacramento.

Ali Akhmedov, Cem Kilic, Summer Lynn Added To McBroom-Gib Card

Several pro fighters have been added to the undercard of Social Gloves: ‘No More Talk’ - which takes place on Saturday, July 30 headlined by the grudge match between YouTube stars Austin McBroom and AnEson Gib.The card takes place at the Arena (formerly Staples Center).Co-featured is a Battle of L.A. clash between former Los Angeles Lakers star Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young and hip-hop superstar BlueFace. Also, as previously reported, a heavyweight exhibition between NFL All-Pro runnin...

Several pro fighters have been added to the undercard of Social Gloves: ‘No More Talk’ - which takes place on Saturday, July 30 headlined by the grudge match between YouTube stars Austin McBroom and AnEson Gib.

The card takes place at the Arena (formerly Staples Center).

Co-featured is a Battle of L.A. clash between former Los Angeles Lakers star Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young and hip-hop superstar BlueFace. Also, as previously reported, a heavyweight exhibition between NFL All-Pro running backs Le’Veon Bell and Adrian Peterson.

Headlining the professional boxing undercard is world ranked super middleweight contender Ali Akhmedov, (18-1, 14 KOs) of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Looking for his third straight victory, the heavy-handed Akhmedov is a training partner of Unified middleweight world champion Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin. His opposition for the ten-round bout will be announced shortly.

In an eight-round super middleweight scrap, Cem ‘Champ’ Kilic, (16-1, 8 KOs) of Sherman Oaks, CA. The 28-year-old native of Germany has been victorious by way of early knockouts in his last two fights. Kilic’s opponent will be forthcoming.

Competing for the women’s WBA-NABA welterweight title, undefeated prospect Summer Lynn (7-0, 3 KOs), of Chicago, IL battles Crystal Morales, (9-11, 2 KOs), of Oxnard, CA. The 21-year-old Lynn kicked off her 2022 campaign with a shut-out six-round unanimous decision over Jaica Pavilus on April 2, 2022 in Pomona, CA. Morales looks to return to the win column following a hotly contested world title fight with Beatriz Aguilar in Magdalena, Mexico.

In the light heavyweight division, Freddie Roach trained Marco Deckmann, (9-1, 7 KOs), of Hollywood, CA faces off against Detroit, Michigan’s James Ballard, (10-4, 3 KOs), in a scheduled six rounder. A native of Germany, the hard-hitting Deckmann is on a six-bout winning streak with four victories coming by stoppage, three in the first round.

Newcomers will see action in a four-round junior welterweight bout as Tayden ‘The Heat’ Beltran, (3-0-1, 2 KOs), of Huntington Beach, CA battles MMA veteran and pro debuting boxer Benji Gomez, of Oxnard, CA.

In the lightweight division, Mattias Radcliffe, (2-0-1, 1KO), of Reseda, CA clashes with Christian Renteria, (9-12, 8 KOs), of Tijuana, MX.

Rounding out the card in a four-round featherweight bout Joshua Garcia, (4-0, 2 KOs), will face an opponent to be announced.


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